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by twicearound
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetstar voucher instead of refund for foreigners
Replies: 10
Views: 612

Re: Jetstar voucher instead of refund for foreigners

If you’ve already accepted the voucher you are SOL unfortunately. I just went through this with Vueling. I was able to get a refund to my Cc but my in-laws clicked the accept voucher option by mistake and got no help when they called.

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by twicearound
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to New York
Replies: 20
Views: 1239

Re: Travel to New York

I'm asking this to anyone who has recently traveled to JFK. How does it work once you arrive at JFK? Do the virus police meet you at the gate? Is there a checkpoint? You may think you can say whatever you want on the internet, but asking about how to break the law is never smart. The internet isn’t...

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by twicearound
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel to New York
Replies: 20
Views: 1239

Re: Travel to New York

Here’s a thought, just follow the rules put in place. It’s so frustrating listening to people from other states try to get around our rules in the northeast. Unless you can abide by the state mandates you aren’t welcome. I know in MA And RI people are reporting tourists and the police are checking u...

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by twicearound
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

What is the ratio of FAs to flown hours at Delta compared to United/American? If you have 10,000 zombie FAs on the lists that don't do anything but go to recurrent every year because there are no flying minimums, it could explain why there are so many more furloughs at United/American. They are way...

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by twicearound
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 94
Views: 8484

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Flew CUR-AMS-JFK to get home because the KLM flight out of CUR was the only flight off the island with seats for 3 days.

Also did HNL-NRT-JFK to get home.

The joys of non reving

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by twicearound
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2960
Views: 535629

Re: UA pulling EWR routes to Shannon (SNN) and Manchester (MAN)

jfklganyc wrote:
I always think of MAN NYC as a major route

Yet AA cut it and now UA

Doesn’t anyone want to fly to Britain and not use Heathrow? It is crazy!


They have really given DL/VS the USA-MAN market.

BA/AA: PHL-MAN
UA: 0
VS/DL: MCO, ATL, BOS, LAX, JFK

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by twicearound
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

Re: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's

Yep, the PDX hub lasted longer than the NRT hub. (1986-2001), (2008-2020). You do realize that the NRT hub was opened in 1978 when the airport was built? So no, the PDX hub did not last longer then the 40 year operation in Narita. I don't think that is what is being referred to. NRT opened in 1978,...

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by twicearound
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

Re: DL Portland Asia hub in the 1980's

DL's foray into Asia through the PDX operation was by all accounts a success, measured by how long the PDX operation lasted (1986 to 2001). It came at a time of unique changes to the TPAC market, which was still very NRT centric, as aircraft did not have the range to fly to many of the destinations...

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by twicearound
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I know forsure for us 125 department but I can’t speak for 120 or 118. So many ACS above wing agents took the 3 to 6 months leave. July will be a struggle for us if many don’t come back. I was told 120 got the same “back to work” email as well. Delta is currently calling ACS agents here in Atlanta ...

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by twicearound
Tue May 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15840

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

You realize millennials are in the late 30’s now, right? I called out Gen Z as problematic, but if you think Millennials are still going to spring break, you’re a decade too late. I thought it was funny that he called out those pesky youngsters Gen X and Millennials. Most Gen x'ers are in their 50'...

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by twicearound
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15840

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

Stupid folks come from all age brackets. But you may do well to remember Gen X and millennials are the ones that actually took this seriously. It was the Boomers and Gen Z who protested common sense measures. The narrative of “young people” not taking this seriously is tired, incorrect and well... ...

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by twicearound
Sat May 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33187

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

In the US it's in seniority order from the bottom up, and Pilots and FA's don't get "laid off" we are furloughed, there is a difference.

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by twicearound
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13883

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

I am so surprised to see some European airlines keep some of the May schedule. I mean didn't US still require international arrives into certain airports? I just don't see how BA and IB operated so many flights as they intended to in May. Stranger thing is that it seems to me that TAP is to increas...

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by twicearound
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 3009

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

Thing is, once capacity begins to recover, will people actually want to immediately travel? With that in mind, load factors will likely remain low for some time, so airlines will likely continue to offer cheap tickets. Low load factors does not equal cheaper fares. Remeber post 9/11 airfare was sti...

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by twicearound
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2120

Re: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?

I've calculated that my kitchen knife will suitably fit in an electrical socket. Does that plan work?

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by twicearound
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines B764 flying NRT-CAN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Delta Airlines B764 flying NRT-CAN?

The 76D's are going into interior mods in CAN. Started last fall. It has nothing to do with the virus.

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by twicearound
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22385

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

MO11 wrote:
He needs to buy one of these:

http://www.gadgetduck.com/goods/kneedefender.html

At $22, it's cheaper than a premium seat upgrade.


Except those are prohibited by all the major airlines, using one will result in a different conversation with the crew.

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by twicearound
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?
Replies: 57
Views: 8372

Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

What on Earth drives so many flights out of BOS? Business? Connections? BOS isn't certainly among top destinations in US for tourism. Just wondering, I'm not familiar with BOS status... One word: MONEY BOS was traditionally a large operation for US Airways/AA. As far as the city itself, It is one o...

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by twicearound
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38017

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

If it is from LHR then it will be MCO, AUS, MEX, or YYZ. They already put out their LHR wish list for expansion. MCO is a high probability since there has been a strong push from the airport for the route and supposed interest from DL/VS for the route. Again this is only if the new route is from LH...

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by twicearound
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38017

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

VS are to announce new routes this week, for their W20 schedule. With the leisure config A350s due to join their fleet this year and A330neos due in 2021. Wonder what routes they’ll announce. Would Flybe have an effect you reckon? They launched TLV, BOM last year and GRU due to start in March…. Any...

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by twicearound
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.
Replies: 56
Views: 13477

Re: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.

I never understood this. Sounds like a power trip from doctors. A trained flight attendant would certainly be capable of determining death. I Think the legality of who can and cannot define death trumps your concept. Way to many opportunities to screw this up with follow on legal actions. trained F...

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by twicearound
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with a heart condition, help is here
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Flying with a heart condition, help is here

Wow! Looks like an amazing product. My mum suffered a stroke 2 days prior to Christmas - fortunately she is fine but it seems that AF was indeed the culprit. I'm on the website now looking for the right product - thanks so much for the heads up. Firstly, I am happy to here she is okay and my pleasu...

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by twicearound
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?
Replies: 27
Views: 2907

Re: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?

While this delay was long and terrible, inauguration delays for airports are nothing special, think of Vienna, Istanbul or even Doha, they all were delayed and then fine. Berlin's economy is finally growing and the traffic increases more then in say Frankfurt currently, so there is reason for optim...

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by twicearound
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85444

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

The A320 has always had the proven range for any of the routes you've mentioned. Think JetBlue, or Virgin America. Transcon airlines, with a fleet of Airbus. My recollection and experiences are somewhat different. That is, in the stronger winter winds (westerly), the A320CEOs are more likely to mak...

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by twicearound
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10292

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

What about trying an emotional support animal? I hear they're very helpful.

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by twicearound
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8621

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

Looking at it from a security standpoint I think this is a bad idea. Never mind the extra crowds. What's to stop Joe or Jane off the street from coming through and trying to sneak on a flight without a ticket? At least now, one has to already have purchased a ticket to access the sterile areas so th...

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by twicearound
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC
Replies: 96
Views: 16323

Re: OAG Changes 12/15/2019:AA Adds AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD;AC/WS Add BOS-YYC;DL Adds ATL-BOI/GEG,PEK>PKX;UA Adds IAD-BGR/MSN/TVC

Frontier14 wrote:
Is NK having trouble filling seats to SAN with their pull down from DFW and DET?

Frontier 14


Do you mean DTW?

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by twicearound
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23273

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I find it hard to believe that any flight attendant would be earning $250K a year. I don’t know how it would be physically possible, unless she flew every day, all year. Even with the large profit-sharing checks at DL, the amount she’s earning sounds exaggerated. Delta FAs have no cap on their mont...

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by twicearound
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85444

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

I wonder if XLR will act as a gateway here for UA into the A320Neo like A321NEO deal for domestic routes to make a lot of sense now. I wouldn't put too much store in that, the A321's will only offset the A350's United had on order for the last 10 years. If it turns out to be all that hot of an airp...

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by twicearound
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17932

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Because aviation still is a highly protectionist sector. Hopefully in 50 years the industry will be liberalized so that foreign airlines with access to cheaper labor and capital will serve US domestic routes. Never gonna happen. Nor should it. Try the European model. That’s why Europes low cost tra...

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by twicearound
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17932

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Because aviation still is a highly protectionist sector. Hopefully in 50 years the industry will be liberalized so that foreign airlines with access to cheaper labor and capital will serve US domestic routes. Never gonna happen. Nor should it. Try the European model. That’s why Europes low cost tra...

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by twicearound
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13344

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

That's a pretty standard layout for a narrowbody. TAP, BA, JetBlue, FlyDubai, Aer Lingus all use that layout and similar seat type on their A321, 757, and 737. Actually BA uses the 1-2 to 2-1 alternating layout. \ It's the exact same seat and layout. Don't just rely on seat maps. Please look at pho...

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by twicearound
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19787

Re: Collapsing hubs

You're mixing apples and oranges here. There is a difference between an airline hub vs. an airport hub.

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by twicearound
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 13344

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

That's a pretty standard layout for a narrowbody. TAP, BA, JetBlue, FlyDubai, Aer Lingus all use that layout and similar seat type on their A321, 757, and 737.

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by twicearound
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29947

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Surprised to see most comments here are so positive and excited about this. Would have expected a far more cynical response. What am I not understanding about why this will work in a way that didn't work last time? Is Iceland suddenly ready for two LCC's again? Are all the stats about Iceland's tou...

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by twicearound
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29947

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Would Warsaw work despite Wizz Air and their very cheap tickets to Reykjavík? Probably not, and certainly not the first year when they don't fly to the USA yet. Wizzair would crush them. Once those flights to the USA are there, they might get some transfer traffic from Poland but I'm afraid it won'...

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by twicearound
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12297

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

CNN are reporting that it was a spill in the galley. Why are they using something that strong? Maybe they weren't. Ever sit near the galley when an FA is working on her nails? The smell is awful. Perhaps an FA had some chemicals for her personal use, or some such. Flight Attendants do not use nail ...

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by twicearound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15409

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Doesn't this happen quite frequently, albeit with varying details? How many times do we hear about somebody who got on the wrong flight or was on the wrong plane? I've personally boarded a flight and seen somebody at my seat who was on the wrong plane (probably the next scheduled flight from the ga...

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by twicearound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 15645

Re: Minor Delta TATL improves

hsuthe19 wrote:
It seems like DL is trying to eliminate much of their 757 flying TATL as much as possible. I believe the only TATL routes with a 757 are JFK-GLA/EDI/KEF/SNN, BOS-EDI, MSP-KEF?


9 flights a day

Still quite a bit of 757 TATL operations

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by twicearound
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49691

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

ChrisNH38 wrote:
So the CEO actually DID come just to announce two new routes :lol:

Really just ONE new route.... All that for this, SMH

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by twicearound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 7531

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

There is no such thing as "market suppression"
Your claim fails to see one gaping flaw. If an airline was "suppressing" the market on a particular route, wouldn't it behoove a competitor to come in and compete?

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by twicearound
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th
Replies: 30
Views: 7328

Re: TSA changes rules for KCM starting August 28th

[list=][/list]If there is one constant, it is follow the flight attendants. I’m sure the root cause it linked to that group. Our company stopped linking fa hotels to pilot hotels because the fas kept getting us kicked out. I would be willing to bet it is visibility problems with passengers seeing p...

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by twicearound
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7309

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

In the event of a medical emergency, the captain can give permission for cabin crew to attend to the passenger so long as all doors are manned. The infants injuries could have have been greater than you knew, or more to the medical condition. Doesn’t seem like a major issue if no weather was expect...

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by twicearound
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7309

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:
It is more about confirming if what I saw was indeed a protocol 'violation' @Airontario, not about 'accomplishing' anything


It's up to the safety professional to determine whether it was appropriate for them to be up during landing. Not a violation if its safety/ medical related.

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by twicearound
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 12871

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I honestly don't understand emotional support animals. Is it really necessary? And why is this a thing only in America? In the western world it is a tradition for many people to keep a pet. A dog is the animal with which man had the closest relationship until the stone age. In families with childre...

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by twicearound
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420905

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting article in The Globe yesterday about the DL expansion. Two things that stuck out to me: It's now reconfirmed that DL will take all of A by September, and by 2021 will have 200 daily departures. They're really taking the gloves off with B6. https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/07/17/...

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by twicearound
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think that Emirates will launch flights from Dubai to Detroit in the near future?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Do you think that Emirates will launch flights from Dubai to Detroit in the near future?

Short answer no. In order for an EK flight to be successful, or any long haul for that matter, VFR alone isn't enough. For a long haul route to be successful it requires the right mix of business, tourism, VFR, and connections. That is why you'll see cities like SEA and BOS have extensive ME3 covera...

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by twicearound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420905

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Couple questions about some things I saw yesterday morning and evening when I flew out of and back into BOS: 7am - saw the two BA & VS LHR morning departures next to each other. Surprisingly, BA was at E7 which I thought odd. After investing so much in their new lounge and given that passengers...

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by twicearound
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20948

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

The correct response to filing a report about a pilot asking for alcohol while on duty is NOT to demote the person pointing out a dangerous situation . And BLATANTLY ILLEGAL situation! Korea should make it a crime to attempt to drink alcohol within 24 hours of flying (if that isn't the law already)...

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